Best Car Oil Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 Synthetic-Review
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Best Car Oil Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 Synthetic-Review

What do you look for in a car oil, protection for your engine, name brand or price?

Here is a review of Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil, a combination of great engine protection, a well known and trusted name brand at a very competitive price.








Product Details


  • Product: Motor Car Engine Oil

    Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 Full Synthetic
    Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 Full Synthetic

  • Brand: Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40
  • Pack: 5L Plastic Canister with Screw Top
  • Application: Petrol and Diesel Engines
  • Viscosity: 5w-40 (Full Synthetic)
  • API Rating: SN/CF  ACEA   A3/B4
  • Endorsed by: Ferrari
  • My Rating: 9.2 out of 10
  • Best Place to Buy: Most Auto Part Stores
  • Price: $36.45






Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 100% synthetic motor oils are produced to surpass high specifications and quality as set out by the API (American Petroleum Institute),

As a 30+ year Auto Mechanic, I have seen changes in oil technology from the earlier ratings of SF (in the mid 1980’s) to present S/N  (2017). The changes were evident while performing various engine re builds, here I saw 1st hand the effects of inferior quality or incorrect grades of oil being used.

API Oil Rating/Classification Chart
API Oil Rating/Classification Chart



Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 really does help to keep engines cleaner for longer, with its specialized formula of ACTIVE Cleansing Technology. In independent tests conducted using various competing brands of motor oils with similar grades and ratings to Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 I found it to be

Superior in:

  • engine cleansing
  • cold starts
  • noise reduction
  • engine lubrication
  • helping with engine cooling
  • preventing harmful deposits
  • improving engine performance

Furthermore upon draining the oil after the 8 month/15000 Kms independent tests, I found the viscosity of Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 to be far more superior than that of the competing brands tested.


Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 was used for 250000 Kms by a customer who lost track of his mileage while entertaining out of country guests to long touring road trips for months, with his 4×4 Overlander. Upon servicing eventually by me, it seemed that another 25000 Kms could be covered with the Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 drained from his vehicle.

Changing Oil Regularly Is Important
Changing Oil Regularly Is Important


Since using it in my customer’s cars, I found improvements in cold start ups, fuel economy, noise emissions and sustained power performance over longer periods. 


I am known among my customers for being an eternal Skeptic, but when a product exceeds its performance standards after being tested by me, I endorse it fully.

Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 is so frequently used by me that when I visit my local Auto Parts supplier, they know which oil to supply me, without asking.

So in a nutshell Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil surpasses all specs, endurance and quality tests that I could throw at it, is priced competitively with competing brands and is freely available on and your local Auto Parts store.

I highly recommend using Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 100% Synthetic motor oil in your Vehicle’s engine.

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Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 Synthetic

Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 Synthetic


9.6 /10

Engine Protection

9.6 /10


9.8 /10

High Speed Operation Protection

9.6 /10

OE Standards

9.6 /10


  • Endorsed By Ferrari
  • Superior Engine Cleansing
  • Safer Cold Starts
  • Prevents Harmful Carbon Deposits
  • Reduces Noise In Car Engines


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Gary De La Cruz

I have been 30+ years in the motor industry, still hands on, and have great passion for my chosen profession, I learn new things each day and believe that "if you enjoy your work, you never have to work a day in your life"I believe in honesty, integrity and helping where help is needed.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. thanks for your share information , as if this made you interested in this website?

    1. Hello Akbar

      Thank you for time and the visit to my website, I am honoured that you appreciate the
      information contained within this review, it is always rewarding when one’s efforts
      are appreciated by others. I am a 30+ year active Mechanic and I am sharing my knowledge and experience
      of my trade and using my website as a medium to reach a broad spectrum of internet user out there.

      If I can inform or help just 1 person with the knowledge I impart on my website,
      then I feel that I have achieved what I set out to do, and will continue to do so
      in the foreseeable future.
      My mission is to deliver, useful, good quality, engaging content,
      comments and suggestions are always welcome.

      I wish you well ahead Akbar, thanks again for the visit.


  2. I’m an expert in a very few fields, but auto maintenance is not one of them. My family depends on me for advice on how to maintain our small/old fleet of cars, so I’m always interested in in-depth auto product reviews like this. Based on this very informative review, I’ll be telling my family to ask for Shell Helix HX7 when the next oil change comes around. Thanks for the thorough review, and the coll we site!

    1. Hello Bobby
      Thank you for the positive comment, this means that I am doing something right and can only improve going forward,
      my website in general is one of advising on various topics related to car maintenance and repairs,
      advice and reviews are from my own experience as a 30+ year Auto Mechanic and is normally tried and tested, not thumb sucked.

      Thank you once again, Bobby for the comment.


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